Articles for Pope Benedict XVI

Francis: God is Love

Photo By Christoph Wagener - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26614990 Pope Francis addressed the participants of a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical ‘Deus Caritas Est.’ The...

Torture is a moral issue – US Bishops Study Guide

In these challenging times, is it still possible—even in the face of serious threats—for a people and a nation to defend and conduct themselves in ways that consistently demonstrate respect for human dignity, and that put the Gospel into practice?

Vincentian Bishop on the “Francis Effect”

Bishop O’Connell noted the important influence of the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in both the Church and the world at large during a speech entitled “The Francis Effect.”

Verbal difference between Francis and Benedict

According to the Huffington Post...Data journalist Chris Walker conducted a word frequency analysis on the first hundred speeches of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict to get a visual representation of their priorities. Francis clearly emphasized poverty and poor far...

“That Strange Mass the Pope Doesn’t Like”

Perhaps this is an under-reported story in the English-speaking world... An Italian website writes..."With a letter written personally to Cardinal William J. Levada, Benedict XVI has ordered the congregation for the doctrine of the faith to examine whether the...

Papal hoax!

The following circulated on the Internet, suspiciously close to April 1! "According to multiple sources, in a surprising move, the Pope has decided to go where no pontiff has gone before. He has started his own blog. Several other bishops and cardinals have been...

Pope tweeting during Lent

So much for those calling on people to give up Facebook and Twitter for Lent... the Pope began daily postings in his name during Lent. According to the Global Christian Post "In a time of the year when many Christians are giving up the ubiquitous social networking...

Vatican – gallery of a Pontificate

Pope’s Lenten Message – Concern for each other

Here is a Vatican translation of Benedict XVI's message for Lent 2012. The message is dated Nov. 3 and was released today. The pope outlined his message with three points taken from St. Paul's letter concern for others reciprocity personal holiness." "Let us be...

Twenty two new cardinals and the next Pope?

In the past week there have been two significant appraisals of possible next steps in leadership in the Church. One is from the London tablet and the other from the National Catholic Reporter. John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter writes..."Naming new cardinals...

The Papal Year in one minute

RomeReportsTV offer a one minute clip of Papal  images of the year 2011. "2011 was a busy year for Benedict XVI. From local trips in Italy to international trips to Spain, Germany and Benin, the pope kept a full schedule throughout the year. Some of the highlights...

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